Sri Lanka is becoming known as the “Beginner Surfers’ Bali” (the island of Bali in Indonesia is ‘Mecca’ for serious surfers). With tropical warm waters and perfect waves for beginner/ intermediate surfers (and some amazing surf spots for advanced riders too) the highly affordable, Sri Lanka, is bound to explode in popularity in the next few years. Best you get there before the crowds do!
Learn 2 Surf was asked by Hoofkantoor Produksies to teach 3 actors how to surf for a South African/Afrikaans (surfing/drama) movie called Die Pro.
The actors, Edwin van der Walt, Reine Swart and Bennie Fourie needed to learn to surf from scratch (on longboards), then progress in their skills in order to ride shortboards, and then to get good enough on shortboards so they could surf, in the movie, in Jeffreys Bay, in 4 weeks!
Hailed as the greatest surf movie ever made, ‘The Endless Summer’ has been entertaining audiences since it’s release in 1966 and continues to win over new fans, even in today’s modern film making era.
The concept: “On any day of the year it is summer somewhere in the world…” Director, Bruce Brown, took 2 surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson following the summer season around the world in search of the perfect wave.
3 South Africans (surfing brothers Davey and Benji Brand and a film maker Dan Mace) have discovered what is being regarded as possibly the most perfect wave on earth.
A perfectly shaped left peeling point break with multiple barreling sections with rides up to 3kms long!